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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Khayyam, Omar

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Norfolk, CT: Easton Press, 1976. Book. Fine. Full-Leather. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Collector's Edition. One of the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written published by Easton. Fully decorated gilt ( front , back, spine ) on burgundy leather with gilt lettereing and 4 raised bands to the spine. Top and bottom page edges gilt. Peach satin sewn in bookmark. Dark peach silk moire EPs. Illustrated by Arthur Szyk. Rendered in English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Unpaginated . Pages are bound in folded at the outside edges. This copy is FINE. No noticeable blemishes inside or out. Looks and feels unread. An exquisite example of Easton's quality..


 Philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, Khayyam as a poet possesses a singular originality. His poetry is richly charged with evocative power and offers a view of life characteristic of his stormy times, with striking relevance to the present day.


On May 16 2016, a reader said:
With Paintings and Decorations by Sarkis Katchadourian, born in Iran, where he recreated romantic frescoes in old palaces, he then trained in Rome, continued in Paris and then later in Munich. It is really fitting that this cosmopolitan artist's original paintings reproduced in bright colors and the black and white line drawings take you there celebrate under a bough with a book of verse and flask of wine you are magically drawn in and there drinking in the words of the poet.... drunk on the verse.
On Sep 11 2011, WonderPony said:
Fantastic poetry from 11th century Persia as translated by a depressed Englishman going through a divorce in 1859. The first translation is by far the best but it is interesting to get several of them and compare. I'm not a huge poetry fan but I love the simplicity, imagery and strange allegories Omar Khayyam writes about. He was apparently a big fan of the wine.

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Khayyam, Omar
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
First Edition
Easton Press
Place of Publication
Norfolk, CT
Date Published
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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